Katrina Ayres is an energetic and inspiring educator who has been teaching more than 16 years. She has a passion for enriching the classroom experiences of educators and students, and has created videos, webinars, and books to help teachers become better at what they do. As a Certified Time to Teach Associate Trainer with the Center for Teacher Effectiveness, Katrina speaks at conventions and workshops all over the United States. Please contact her if you are interested in having her train at your school or speak at your workshop.
Veteran teacher Katrina Ayres showcases her disastrous first year of teaching in rural Hawaii. Somehow her teacher training didn't prepare her for The Monster Copier, Matthew the Plane-Hurler, and 80-hour workweeks. At the end of each chapter, she explains where her New Teacher Self went wrong and offers time-saving, practical hints and tricks you don't learn in teacher college.
Study Skills and Learning Games
on Nov. 30, 2012
This book is packed with resources! I have been a classroom teacher for sixteen years, but I still learned some new "tricks" from Study Skills and Learning Games. Directions for all the games and activities are clear and easy to follow, and contain variations so they can be adapted to a variety of situations and grade levels. Some of the techniques and materials may need to be adapted if your school is high-tech, but savvy teachers will easily be able to adapt the activity to whatever materials and resources are currently in use at their schools. I recommend this book if you are looking for fun and easy ways to help your students gain the skills they need to succeed in school.